Altamira Fine Art Jackson is pleased to present new work from Jared Sanders in an exhibition opening August 27, 2018.
Meet the Artist Friday, September 7th from 5-8pm during the Fall Arts Festival kick-off event, Palettes and Palates.
Jared Sanders uses the landscape as reference, not subject matter. Traveling by car, he lets scenes wash over his consciousness, registering line, shape and color from the constant stream of visual stimuli available on the road. Back in the studio, parked and present, he lets those essential elements resolve themselves into compositions that feel both transcendent and specific: barns made iconic by the rolling fields that surround them, a limitless desert sky grounded in sage, a sunrise dappled by snow and bovine silhouettes. Through his meditative practice, the paved promise of Western roadways reads as calm conduits for communion with place.
Striving not for photorealism, Sanders instead reduces the noise of his driving log into serene abstractions—a cliff band as contours of contrast, a roof tiled by palette knife. An album of disparate photos distilled into explorations of color and form—less narrative, more evocative, his hand visible at every turn, painterly and patient.
Titles gesture at locations, but never point. His scenes are self-determined, painted with no destination in mind, each canvas becoming whole according to its own will and wayfinding, unbounded by geographic (or artistic) expectation. As long as they arrive somewhere interesting—a composition charged with visual discovery—Sanders feels content. “My hope is that the audience will see the landscape in a different way, or at least see parts of the landscape that they didn’t notice before.”
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